Caucus is coming!

Due to the expected attendance at the 2012 Iowa Caucus, Madison County has expanded the Caucus sites from 1 to 4. Each site will handle certain precincts. Stay tuned for information on what precinct you are in and where you need to report. Caucus Sites open at 5:30pm  for registration and begins promptly at 7 [...] … [Read more...]

The Undefeated

You are formally invited to a viewing of The Undefeated, the acclaimed documentary on the career of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin When: Saturday, August 6, noon Tuesday, August 23, 6p Where: Winterset Public Library conference room Admission: Free All friends and family are welcome to attend!  For reservations, please call (773) 504-1900, [email protected]   … [Read more...]

Negotiations Breakdown

LEGISLATIVE NEWS STATE REPRESENTATIVE JULIAN B. GARRETT Statehouse, Des Moines, IA 50319 [email protected], 515-281-3221 Negotiations Breakdown You have probably heard by now that Senate Democrats have decided to stop negotiating on the state’s budget for the next two fiscal years. The reason is pretty simple. The Senate Democrats want to spend more money than … [Read more...]

Procedure Trumps Policy

Representative John Dingell, one of the most powerful Democrat Representatives in the United States Congress, once said, “I’ll let you write the substance…you let me write the procedure, and I’ll screw you every time,” when talking about legislation. Liberal Democrat Senator Mike Gronstal lives by these words.  And there’s one other code that Gronstal lives [...] … [Read more...]

Government Shutdown?

LEGISLATIVE NEWS STATE REPRESENTATIVE JULIAN B. GARRETT Little or no progress is being made on the negotiations for a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011. Instead the leaders in the Senate are urging Iowans to call the Governor and ask him to support increased spending next year. They are openly talking about [...] … [Read more...]